Nancy Goslee Power they have created a beautiful Mediterranean-esque setting. Instead of decorative objects on the terrace, they have plenty of potted plants, such as rosemary and lavender, fruit trees and gardenia. I wouldn't mind sitting there enjoying a glass of wine.
I like that the table and chairs don't match. This is exactly what I have in mind for our outdoor living area (which will hopefully be ready next summer). In addition to the dining table, I would like to have a small patio table with a mosaic top and two wooden or wrought iron chairs. I love the idea of taking my morning coffee outdoors on a warm day and using a special table for those moments.
A trompe l'oeil mural by the late Robert Jackson, inspired by those at Pompeii; covering what was once an unsightly retaining wall.photo credit:
Lisa Hubbard for House & Garden, February 2005 via Architectural Digest